How to Grow Broccoli from Seed in Your Vegetable Garden

Broccoli is a delicious and nutritious vegetable that is easy to grow in your own garden.

If you are a beginner gardener, broccoli is a great choice to start with. It is relatively low-maintenance and can be grown in a variety of climates.

Keep reading for all the tips and tricks to growing amazing broccoli!

When and Where to Plant Broccoli

Broccoli is a cool weather loving vegetable– this means it doesn’t like the summer heat and prefers to grow when the temperatures are below 80°F.

How to Start Broccoli from Seed

If you’re starting broccoli seeds indoors, sow the seeds in pots or trays. Plant the seeds about ¼ inch deep and lightly cover them with soil.

Caring for Growing Broccoli Plants

At planting (or transplanting) time, make sure to dig in plenty of organic compost and manure to feed the broccoli plants.

Broccoli Pests and Disease

The one thing that can make cabbage difficult is pests. And the biggest pest is- caterpillars. Other pests for broccoli include aphids and white flies.

Harvesting Broccoli

Broccoli should be harvested when the head has stopped growing. The heads should be dark green with small, tightly packed buds.

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